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6 years
13 hh

Say hello to Bracken!

Bracken is ready to find a home as a hacking pony.

Bracken is looking for a perfect partner who will enjoy going on plenty of pleasure rides and hacks. She is established in all three paces, and is responsive with ground work. Fantastic to hack alone or in company, she is brave with all traffic and an enjoyable ride. She has jumped some small fences, producing a lovely natural shape and has visited a local cross country course where with some encouragement and time to settle, she soon became confident over an array of small jumps.
Bracken has a history of ulcers and so will need a home where she will only be hacked with the occasional log to jump, and a perfect partner who will be able to spot the signs of the ulcers recurring.
As well as being a beautiful girl, Bracken has a big personality that shines through when you spend time with her. Due to her young age she would benefit from a perfect partner who is confident in implementing boundaries to help her continue to mature.

*Bracken has a maximum rider weight limit of  60kg/ 9.5 stone*

More information:

Description – Bracken is a 6 year old, 13hh, bright bay, Welsh mare. 

Stabling/Shelter – Bracken can live out 24/7 with access to a shelter and is happy to stable when needed.

Forage/Feed –   Bracken is not on any hard feed and is supplemented with low-calorie hay when needed. 

Feet – Bracken has shoes with pads. She is generally good for the farrier but does become worried when the nails are being hammered so will need a kind and sympathetic farrier to help her overcome this.

Companionship –  Bracken is a dominant girl, and will live with both mares and geldings.  

Vices – Bracken can become strong if experiencing something new for the first time. She benefits from being in a consistent routine and regular work. She is good to clip a low trace however she does not enjoy having her neck fully clipped.

Dentist – Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure. 

Rugs – Only needed if clipped and in work.

VetBracken has a history of laminitis which will need appropriate management to ensure she remains happy and healthy. She also suffered with ulcers which have been fully resolved, however she will need someone experienced in spotting the signs of these reoccurring and appropriate management. Bracken has historically had lameness issues, however whilst these have been resolved, she would benefit from not being pushed beyond her limits with jumping.

Can the equine be mounted unaided? – Yes

Are the aids for walk, trot and canter established? – Yes

Can the equine complete the following: Basic transitions between walk, trot and canter? –  Yes

Does the equine move off the leg?- Yes

Can the equine complete basic school movements and transitions? – Yes, but she is not to be schooled.

Will the equine hack out confidently in company and alone? –  Yes

Is the equine good in traffic?   Bracken is good in traffic.

What experience does the equine have of jumping? Bracken has popped some small jumps and took to this well. Due to her medical history it is important she is not over-jumped or worked too hard.   

What experience does the equine have of competitions/ pleasure rides/ events? N/A